In 2012, Sony's incredibly talented Studio Liverpool released the last great WipEout game. Regrettably, Sony announced their unfortunate decision to close the studio later that same year. With no new F-Zero coming anytime soon and no new WipEout game coming possibly ever, where can gamers turn to get their fast futuristic racing fix?
Enter Shin'en to save the day with their latest Wii U downloadable title, FAST Racing Neo. While it's a little bit sad that Nintendo would be apathetic enough to let another publisher eat their lunch on their own console, F-Zero fans will no doubt be more than happy to pick up this discount offering as a ready alternative. The fact that Shin'en saw fit to include local split-screen multiplayer, online multiplayer, and pro controller support, and all at a low sub-$20 price point, is just the ridiculously sweet icing on the cake. Thank you Shin'en. Let's hope that the people in charge at Nintendo (and Sony) are paying attention.
Also out this week, a very interesting-looking turn-based tactical action-adventure game from the makers of SteamWorld Dig, Tomonobu Itagaki's somewhat troubled Devil's Third project, and a 3DS port for Terraria. A new competitor has entered the race. Jump past the break to see more of this week's new releases.
- FAST Racing Neo (Shin'en, up to 8 players, $14.99)
- Devil's Third (Valhalla, up to 16 players, $59.99)
- Medabots - Metabee (Game Boy Advance Virtual Console) (Natsume, 1 player, $6.99)
- Medabots - Rokusho (Game Boy Advance Virtual Console) (Natsume, 1 player, $6.99)
- SteamWorld Heist (Image&Form, 1 player, $16.99)
- Terraria (505 Games, up to 4 players, $19.99)